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Industry Enterprise software
Founded 2008
Headquarters Menlo Park, California
Key people
Gunnar Carlsson
Gurjeet Singh
(CEO & Co-Founder)
Harlan Sexton
(VP of Research & Co-Founder)
Services Big Data Analytics
Number of employees
101 (2015)
Website Ayasdi

Ayasdi is an enterprise software company that sells big data analytics technology to organizations looking to analyze high-dimensional, high volume data sets. Organizations and companies have deployed Ayasdi's software across a variety of use cases including the development of clinical pathways for hospitals, fraud detection, trading strategies, oil & gas well development, drug development and national security applications.[1][2]

Ayasdi focuses on applying topology to data analysis in the areas of life sciences, oil & gas, public sector, financial services, manufacturing, retail, telecom, etc.[1][2]


Ayasdi was founded in 2008 by Gunnar Carlsson, Gurjeet Singh, and Harlan Sexton after 12 years of R&D at Stanford University.[1][2] During the 12 years of R&D the founders received $1.25 million in DARPA and IARPA grants for "high-risk, high-payoff research".[1] In 2012 Ayasdi landed a series A round of funding led by Floodgate Capital and Khosla Ventures for $10.25 million.[3] On July 16, 2013 Ayasdi closed a $30.6 million in series B funding from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), GE Ventures, and Citi Ventures.[4] On March 25, 2015 Ayasdi announced a new $55M round of Series C funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and joined by existing investors, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Khosla Ventures, FLOODGATE, Citi Ventures, and new investors, Centerview Capital Technology and Draper Nexus.[5]


Ayasdi Core 3.0 allows domain experts and data scientists alike to run topological data analysis on big data sets allowing them to answer unknown data questions.[6] Ayasdi currently has dozens of customers using Core in industries including oil & gas, financial services, life science, and the public sector.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Ayasdi: A Big Data Start-Up With a Long History". The New York Times. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 03/05/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "A cure for cancer? This 'big data' startup says it can deliver". Venturebeat. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 03/05/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Venture capital deals". CNNMoney. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 03/05/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.ayasdi.com/connect/pr-ayasdi-raises-30-million-in-series-b-funding-from-institutional-venture-partners-ge-ventures-and-citi-ventures.html
  5. ^ http://www.ayasdi.com/company/media/seriesc/
  6. ^ "Ayasdi Comes Out of Stealth With $10.25M to Anwser Unknown Data Questions". Betakit. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 03/05/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data". Techcrunch. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 03/05/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Extracting insights from the shape of complex data using topology". Nature. 2012-09-13. Retrieved 04/01/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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